The weather today was sunny and 82 degrees, but because of breezes and low humidity, it did not feel hot.
The cottage in western North Carolina ~
Trillium photo I took today in the Pisgah Forest ~
Today as I hiked the forest trail, the only sound was birdsong and the rush of water in small falls and rivulets down the mountainside. The new green of Spring glowed in the treetops, and tiny yellow, purple, and white blossoms opened in cracks and crevices, by stumps and rocks.
Huge old-growth trees towered overhead.
I sensed that inner expansiveness that arrives when I am reminded of my place as part of a wider, wilder world.